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Monday, July 16, 2012


Hi Everybody!!
Do You want to be Awesome and Amazing???  Maybe You already are and You just do not know it yet.  Today could be your lucky day. Tonight's video lineup will show You examples of Awesome People to inspire You to Your own Greatness! We are all born with the opportunity to make a choice on who we are and what we achieve. I encourage all of You to motivate yourself to change. Get Up Out of the Chair!!!!!!!! No one can do it for You!
Set Yourself Free to Be all You can Be!

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Next is two of my favorite Awesome People, Josh Groban and Celine Dion.
I hope you will find your motivation from these amazing Artists!

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Enjoy their Gifts!

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Josh's Big Break with Celine:

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Josh Groban

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Josh Groban

Josh Groban, February 6, 2009
Background information
Birth nameJoshua Winslow Groban
BornFebruary 27, 1981 (age 31)
Los AngelesCalifornia, United States
GenresEasy listeningvocaloperatic poppop rock
OccupationsSingersongwritermusician,actorrecord producer
Years active1997–present
Associated actsDavid FosterSarah Brightman

Joshua Winslow "Josh" Groban (born February 27, 1981) is an American singer,songwritermusicianactor, and record producer. His first four solo albums have been certified multi-platinum, and in 2007, he was charted as the number-one best selling artist in the United States with over 21 million records in that country.[1][2] To date, he has sold over 24 million albums worldwide,[3] and is the top selling classical artist of the 2000s in the US, according to Nielsen SoundScan.[4]
Groban originally studied acting, but moved to singing as his voice developed. Groban attended the Los Angeles High School for the Arts, a free public school where students received a conservatory-style education. His life changed when his vocal coach, Seth Riggs, submitted a tape of Josh singing "All I Ask of You" from The Phantom of the Opera, to Riggs' friend, producer, composer and arranger David Foster.[5][6] Foster called him to stand in for an ailing Andrea Bocelli to rehearse a duet, "The Prayer," with Celine Dion at the rehearsal for the Grammy Awards in 1998.[7] Rosie O'Donnell immediately invited him to appear on her talk show.[8] Foster asked him to sing at the California Governor's Gray Davis' 1999 inauguration.[5][9] He was cast on Ally McBeal by the show's creator, David E. Kelley, performing "You're Still You" for the 2001 season finale.
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Groban at the ET Post-Emmys Party, Walt Disney Concert Hall, September 21, 2008

Early life and education

Groban was born in Los Angeles, to Lindy (née Johnston), a school teacher and full time mother, and Jack Groban, a businessman.[11][12] He has a younger brother, Chris, who shares the same birthday, four years later.[13] Groban's father was bornJewish, and is a descendant of Russian and Polish immigrants;[14] he converted from Judaism to Christianity when marrying Groban's mother.[13] Groban's mother's ancestry includes Norwegian (from Toten), German, and English; one of her own grandfathers had been Jewish.[15][16][17] Groban's parents practiced in the Episcopal Church.[8]
Groban debuted as a singer in the fifth grade. His music teacher chose him to sing a solo of "S'wonderful" at the school's Cabaret Night, where he sang alone on stage for the first time. At this time, he was more focused on theatrical arts.[8] In the summers of 1997 and 1998, he also attended the Interlochen Center for the Arts Camp in Michigan,[14] majoring in music theatre, and began taking vocal lessons. Groban went on to attend the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts as a theatre major and graduated in 1999.[14] He was admitted to Carnegie Mellon University, intending to study drama, but he left four months into his first semester. Offered a recording contract, he decided to pursue his singing career

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Some of Groban's musical influences have been RadioheadSteve PerryPaul SimonStingPeter GabrielFreddie Mercury[53] andBjörk. He cites as vocal influences "anyone who told a story with their songs," including Mandy PatinkinKlaus NomiGeorge Hearn, and Luciano Pavarotti.[54]
He was named the #1 Best Selling Artist of All Time on Barnes & Noble in 2007. Groban has sold more than 20 million albums in less than ten years.
In 2002, Groban was listed as "100 Sexiest Newcomer" and in 2008, he became one of People's "100 Most Beautiful People".

See the remaining Article at:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josh_Groban


Celine Dion

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Céline Dion

Dion during her Taking Chances Tour concert inBell Centre, Montreal, on August 19, 2008.
Background information
Birth nameCéline Marie Claudette Dion
BornMarch 30, 1968 (age 44)
OriginCharlemagne, Quebec, Canada
GenresPopdanceR&Bpop rock,soft rockadult contemporary
OccupationsSinger,[1] songwriter-composer,[2] actress[3]
Years active1980–present
LabelsSony Music CanadaEpic550,Columbia

Céline Marie Claudette DionCC OQ, (French pronunciation: [selin djɔ̃] ( listen); born March 30, 1968), is a Canadian singer. Born to a large family from Charlemagne, Quebec,[4] Dion emerged as a teen star in the French-speaking world after her manager and future husbandRené Angélil mortgaged his home to finance her first record.[5] In 1990, she released the English-language album Unison, establishing herself as a viable pop artist in North America and other English-speaking areas of the world.[6]
Dion had first gained international recognition in the 1980s by winning both the 1982Yamaha World Popular Song Festival and the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest.[7][8] Following a series of French albums in the early 1980s, she signed on to CBS Records Canada in 1986. During the 1990s, with the help of Angélil, she achieved worldwide fame after signing with Epic Records and releasing several English albums along with additional French albums, becoming one of the most successful artists in pop music history.[9][10] However, in 1999 at the height of her success, Dion announced a hiatus from entertainment in order to start a family and spend time with her husband, who had been diagnosed with cancer.[10][11] She returned to the top of pop music in 2002 and signed a three-year (later extended to almost five years) contract to perform nightly in a five-star theatrical show at the Colosseum at Caesars PalaceParadise, Nevada.[12][13][14]
Dion's music has been influenced by genres ranging from rock and R&B to gospel andclassical. While her releases have often received mixed critical reception, she is renowned for her technically skilled and powerful vocals.[15][16][17] Dion is the best-selling Canadian artist of all time,[18][19] is the second best-selling female artist in the US during the Nielsen SoundScan era,[20][21] and is the only female artist to have two singles sell more than a million copies in the UK.[22] In addition, her 1995 album D'eux, is the best-selling French-language album of all time.[23] In 2004, after surpassing 175 million in album sales worldwide, she was presented with the Chopard Diamond Award at the World Music Awards for becoming the best-selling female artist of all time.[24][25] According to Sony Music Entertainment, Dion has sold over 200 million albums worldwide

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Childhood and early beginnings

The youngest of 14 children born to Adhémar Dion and Thérèse Tanguay, both of French-Canadian descent, Celine Dion was raised a Roman Catholic in a poverty-stricken, but, by her own account, happy home in Charlemagne, Quebec, Canada.[10][27] Music had always been a part of the family (Dion was named after the song Céline, recorded by French singer Hugues Aufray two years before her birth[28]). On the 13th of August 1973, (at the age of five) the young Céline did her first public appearance at her brother Michel's marriage, and performed Christine Charbonneau's song [29] Du fil des aiguilles et du coton.[30] Then after she grew up singing with her siblings in her parents' small piano bar called Le Vieux Baril. From an early age Dion had dreamed of being a performer.[31] In a 1994 interview withPeople magazine, she recalled, "I missed my family and my home, but I don't regret having lost my adolescence. I had one dream: I wanted to be a singer."[32]
At age 12, Dion collaborated with her mother and her brother Jacques to compose her first song, "Ce n'était qu'un rêve" ("It Was Only a Dream").[27] Her brother Michel Dondalinger Dion sent the recording to music manager René Angélil, whose name he discovered on the back of a Ginette Reno album.[5] Angélil was moved to tears by Dion's voice, and decided to make her a star.[27] In 1981, he mortgaged his home to fund her first record, La voix du bon Dieu ("The Voice of the Good God"), which later became a local number-one hit and made Dion an instant star in Quebec. Her popularity spread to other parts of the world when she competed in the 1982 Yamaha World Popular Song Festival in Tokyo, Japan, and won the musician's award for "Top Performer" as well as the gold medal for "Best Song" with "Tellement j'ai d'amour pour toi" ("I Have So Much Love for You").[5]
By 1983, in addition to becoming the first Canadian artist to receive a gold record in France for the single "D'amour ou d'amitié" ("Of Love or of Friendship"), Dion had also won several Félix Awards, including "Best Female performer" and "Discovery of the Year".[5][33] Further success in Europe, Asia, and Australia came when Dion represented Switzerland in the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Ne partez pas sans moi (Don't Go Without Me) and won the contest by a close margin in Dublin, Ireland.[34] However, American success was yet to come, partly because she was exclusively a Francophone artist.[35] At eighteen, after seeing a Michael Jacksonperformance, Dion told Angélil that she wanted to be a star like Jackson.[36] Though confident in her talent, Angélil realized that her image needed to be changed in order for her to be marketed worldwide.[27] Dion receded from the spotlight for a number of months, during which she underwent dental surgery to improve her appearance, and was sent to the École Berlitz in 1989 to polish her English.[6]
In 1989, during a concert on Incognito Tour, Dion injured her voice. She consulted the otorhinolaryngologist William Gould.[37][38] He gave her an ultimatum: have surgery on her vocal cords, or not utilize them at all for three weeks.[37] Dion chose the latter and underwent a vocal formation with William Riley,[37][38] because, according to Gould and Riley, she "doesn't know singing, she made a bad use of her vocal cords"

Of course, one more Great Performance
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...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek. See You next time.
Love Ya! By the way, YOUR AWESOME!

Josh Groban



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